Human Computer Interaction - FS '18

The course provides an introduction to the field of human-computer interaction, emphasising the central role of the user in system design. Through detailed case studies, students will be introduced to different methods used to analyse the user experience and shown how these can inform the design of new interfaces, systems and technologies.


Overview

Course Nr.
252-3110-00L
Lecturer
O. Hilliges
Assistants
A. Feit, D. Lindlbauer, C. Gebhardt, V. Vechev, S. Park, and A. Block
Lecture
Wed 13:00 - 16:00, HG D 7.2
Credits
4 ECTS
Contact
Please address all questions (regarding content, organisation etc.) on Piazza. The Piazza forum is closely monitored by us. Due to organisational reasons, we will not be able to respond to direct e-mails. In the beginning of the course you will receive an e-mail with the registration link for Piazza.



Announcements

19.09.2018
Course Piazza and list of available projects are now online.
20.08.2018
Course website online, more information to follow.



Learning Objectives

The goal of the course is that students should understand the principles of user-centred design and be able to apply these in practice.




Schedule

Wk.Date ContentSlides Project/Exercise
1 19.09.
Introduction to course & stakeholder projects
Slides
Project Kickoff

Form Groups, Submit Project Preferences, and Prepare Q&A for Stakeholders

2 26.09.
User Centered Design: Part I
Slides
Exercise

Form Groups by Wednesday 26.09.18

Contact Stakeholders by Friday 28.09.18.

Meet with Stakeholders by Wednesday 03.10.18 (Skype or In Person)

3 03.10.
User Centered Design: Part II and Prototyping
Slides
Exercise

Weekly Exercise

4 10.10.
Analytical Investigation: Usability and Heuristic Evaluation
Slides
Exercise

Weekly Exercise

5 17.10.
The User: Basic Human Perception & Cognition
Slides
Idea Presentations

Deliverable: Presentation PPT

Stakeholders: Feedback Form

6 24.10.
User Modelling
Slides
Exercise

Weekly Exercise

7 31.10.
Interaction Styles & Paradigms: Computational Design
Slides

Weekly Exercise

8 07.11.
Experimental Design: Analyzing User Experience
Slides
Exercise

Weekly Exercise

9 14.11.
Analyzing Data from Experiments
Slides

Carry out study

10 21.11.
Guest lecture Prof. Scott Hudson (CMU)
Slides
Study Design Presentations

Deliverable: Study Design

Stakeholders: Feedback on Study Design and Results

11 28.11.
No Lecture
Exercise

Weekly Exercise

12 05.12.
No Lecture

Weekly Exercise

13 12.12.
No Lecture

Weekly Exercise

14 19.12.
Final project presentation & Lightning Talk Prof. Christian Holz
Project/Prototype Presentations

Deliverable: Video Prototype

Stakeholders: Feedback on Project/Prototype